IP Attorney - USA - Remote
--Alien Technology Transfer Ltd--
The Alien Technology Transfer Group leads top-class innovators to success by converting visionary ideas into tangible realities. The group is composed of two companies: Alien Innovation Consulting and Alien Venture Studio.
With the financial support of public funding opportunities and strategic private investments, Alien Innovation Consulting champions only impact-driven innovations and supports companies with concrete growth ambitions funding their product development.
Alien Venture Studio is an international Venture Studio that designs, funds, and launches innovative companies through the timely transformation of high-potential concepts into profitable ventures. We nurture companies throughout their entire journey, from inception to seed and early funding rounds, ultimately guiding them in the direction of the successful commercialization of their products and business growth.
Are You ready to experience working for a young, dynamic rapidly growing technology transfer company?
We are looking for a freelance IP Attorney to join our team!
You will be responsible for supporting our clients - US-based start-ups funded under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program - by providing legal support for their intellectual property needs. A comprehensive strategy to safeguard IP against infringement is crucial security for start-ups to preserve their competitive advantage, enhance brand reputation, and attract investors and other potential partners. You will work on a wide range of matters including patent applications, trademark registrations, copyrights, trade secrets, and freedom-to-operate analyses. This position offers a great opportunity to work with start-ups developing new technology across various sectors such as medtech, pharmaceutical, energy, and IoT.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Advise companies on legal rights and actions involving intellectual property;
Educate company management groups in areas related to intellectual property law and best practices for intellectual property procurement and protection;
Interact with companies to understand their business and technology with the aim of identifying protectable subject matter;
Conduct IP research including prior art searches, patentability assessments, trademark clearance searches, and Freedom to Operate searches;
Prepare, review, and file legal documents such as patents, trademark papers, and copyright registrations;
Draft and review other IP-related agreements such as licensing agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
Minimum of 5 years of experience practicing as an IP Attorney, with a focus on intellectual property law, including patent and trademark prosecution;
Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school;
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);
Bar admission in good standing;
Strong understanding of U.S. and international IP laws and regulations;
Experience conducting Freedom to Operate (FTO) searches;
Experience working with start-ups or technology companies is preferred;
Exceptional research, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects;
Proven ability to maintain positive client relationships.
Please note: Due to the high volume of candidates we are unfortunately not able to provide individual feedback regarding the outcome of every single application.